9 episodes

John and Devin, both product designers and developers, talk about trying to build good digital products.

Trying to Build Good Things Devin Jameson & John Schoeman

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

John and Devin, both product designers and developers, talk about trying to build good digital products.

    Learning new things

    Learning new things

    John and Devin discuss strategies for learning all the new things needed for product development, why it's essential to focus on the motivation behind tools as well as understanding the tools themselves, and how not knowing something can bring joy

    • 34 min
    Planning, producing, resting, and cats

    Planning, producing, resting, and cats

    John and Devin chat about planning for the Building Habits app, the joy of being productive, and how to set aside time for rest.

    • 15 min
    Rewrite Impressions

    Rewrite Impressions

    Devin and John reflect on rewriting Building Habits with React Native and consider the next steps for the project.

    • 30 min
    Episode 6: The Return of React Native

    Episode 6: The Return of React Native

    In the episode, John and Devin discuss rebuilding the Building Habits app in React Native. They also discuss using React Native Navigation and MobX.

    • 22 min
    What should the next feature be?

    What should the next feature be?

    Devin and John discuss Building Haibit's most recent new feature, a MadLibs style new habit form, what the app's next feature should be, and how they might learn if the app works well for users.

    If you've used the app and want to help influence the product direction, please let us know your thoughts here:
    https://forms.gle/zQZcDbqQ7m2J1Gx37

    If you'd like to use the app and follow along on its development:
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/building-habits/id1534446576

    • 29 min
    Should we build what people ask for?

    Should we build what people ask for?

    Devin and John talk about whether they should build features because people ask for them. They also wax poetic about good design, discuss the pain points of making a native mobile app with the browser, and confirm that building a PWA in React would be masochistic.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

arthurofbabylon ,

Excellent podcast 🎧

This podcast is super cool – tracing the journey of a product and what’s happening behind the scenes as a way to better understand the product.

The format of the show is super listenable: a conversation between two thoughtful creators centered around what they’re discovering and solving.

I wish this kind of backstory + exploration existed for all of my favorite things. It’s a cool way to explore the world of technology, get better at design, and think more critically about what matters in the things we use.

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